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Filing for Divorce

Are you considering filing for divorce? Has your spouse served you with divorce papers? Do you live in Fort Worth, Alliance/Keller, Grapevine, Arlington, Mansfield, HEB, or another city in Tarrant County? Are you seeking a divorce attorney?

This is a turning point in your life. Consequently, it is important you work with an attorney that is well versed in family law. A divorce lawyer at the Schneider Law Firm wants to ensure your life turns in a better direction. Our divorce lawyers are here to protect your parental rights, your financial interests and your future.

Our divorce attorneys work with many young, professional clients as well as clients nearing retirement age with substantial financial assets. We are well equipped to handle divorces involving complex property division, and spousal support. If you are part of a military couple starting military divorce proceedings your legal needs are unique. We work with clients living in or based in Texas but serving overseas. (At least one spouse must be a resident of Texas for six months before filing for divorce.) Call 817-755-1852 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of an experienced divorce attorney.

Skillful Representation from a Divorce Lawyer

We start our work together by gaining a clear understanding of your most important goals. Our divorce lawyers will explain the divorce law process. We will do a risk-benefit analysis of various legal strategies we could use to reach your goals. As a result, you can best decide how you want to move forward. Our job is to advise and support you.

If you and your spouse agree on all issues, a simple uncontested divorce can take as little as 60 days. The process will require one or more court appearances, so the process tends to be informal. Most of the talking is done by the judge and the divorce attorney.

If you and your spouse have not resolved issues of property division, child custody, and child support, then you have a contested divorce case. You should expect the process to take three months to a year. Texas family court will require you to try divorce mediation and the court will assign a mediator. If that does not work, your case will go to trial, and you should expect to make multiple court appearances.

Alimony and Property Division in Divorce

Every divorce involves the division of marital assets and debts. Texas is a community property state, which means that property acquired during a marriage is subject to division. However, there are some exceptions. Call our law firm to learn more about property division.

Most divorce cases do not involve spousal maintenance (commonly referred to as alimony or spousal support), even for long-term marriages. When spousal maintenance is granted, it is usually time limited. Fault – if someone acted in a way that caused the divorce – can play a role in the financial outcome of your divorce.

Divorce and Children

If you have children, you and the other parent will need to make important decisions. Where will the children live and with whom? Who will make decisions, like medical care, or which school to attend? Will child support be paid and to whom? Our Divorce Lawyers are here to advise and support you. Fault is not part of a child custody case. If there have been problems with child abuse, that will influence the final child custody and visitation decision.

Comprehensive Legal Help with All Issues Affecting Your Family

It is not unusual in a contentious divorce case for a past or current “criminal” action to arise. The Schneider Law Firm handles both family and criminal law cases. You can quickly access an attorney that focuses on the law that you need. During or after a divorce, it is advisable to update a will, a living will and a power of attorney. Our divorce clients can work with our estate-planning attorney to change their estate planning documents.

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If you live in Fort Worth, or a nearby city including Southlake, Keller, Colleyville, Grapevine, Arlington, Mansfield, or any of the Mid-Cities contact us to schedule a free consultation. You will learn how our divorce lawyers can help you move on with the next season of your life, near Fort Worth call (817) 755-1752, Arlington call (817) 799-7125, Keller call (817) 576-8084.

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  • *P Micheal Schneider was awarded the Super Lawer disignation by Thomson Reuters, a lawyer rating service for Criminal Defense for years 2013-2023; Top Attorneys, by Fort Worth Magazine, for Criminal Law for years 2013-2023.
  • *Melissa Swan was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Star for years 2014 - 2020; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Alison Porterfield was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Stars for 2014 - 2022; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Jessica A. Phillips was awarded Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for 2018 - 2023; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.


Great Lawyer in court and out

Had a tough interstate custody case with my ex. Mike was awesome and made sure my kid end up here with me where he belonged. Highly recommend.

- Gill

E. Jenkins

In the summer of 2013 I found myself visiting multiple legal firms in the FTW area. I was searching for the perfect person and firm to represent me. I was filing for custody of my very young daughter. When I met Melissa Swan, I knew that my search wa

- E. Jenkins

B. Davis

In 2012 I found myself looking for a lawyer. I found Schneider Law Firm. I went in for my consultation, and then met with Melissa Swan. Melissa is very understanding and handled my case with care.

- B. Davis

R. Carson

My lawyer was Alison Porterfield she was the best thing that could have ever happened to my family during our custody battle. She was so proficient and caring.

- R. Carson

A. Hoover

Absolutely the best law firm around when it comes to Family Law. I first came into contact with Melissa Swan in 2013 and I only wish our paths would have crossed way before. Melissa is outstanding and has been a total lifesaver for my daughter and my

- A. Hoover

K. Whitworth

Bria Wallace represented me in a family case. I would and have recommended her to many friends who were or have been in the same situation as I was. She is very professional and honest. She helped me get the most precious thing back to me. Thank you

- K. Whitworth

N. Dood

Melissa Swan was absolutely brilliant at handling a family law appeal judgement for me. Appeals in family court are VERY difficult, but she cared enough to really dig deep and make a bullet-proof appeal case and WINNING! Would highly recommend.

- N. Dood

K. Holloway

Melissa swan did great ! Won our child custody case hands down. Rough start finding right attorneys but finished strong .Also won our child support case too ,in same case.

- K. Holloway

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